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Cambodia's rail back on track after four decades of woe

Interest from Chinese companies in expansion plans fuels debt concerns

After a number of delays, Royal Railway has announced that work on Cambodia's northern line would be finished by July. (Photo by Masayori Ishikawa)

POIPET, Cambodia -- Cambodia's railways are set for a historic revival next month when a single track stretching from Poipet, near Thailand, to Phnom Penh is complete, effectively connecting the country from north to south by rail for the first time in 45 years.

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